The Blue Tractor

The Blue Tractor

by Yavuz Oruc

Paperback(March 2019 Edition)

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Another compelling book by A. Yavuz Oruç—the author of Tomris/October 1942. The Blue Tractor is a captivating historical fiction and psychological thriller that will keep you on edge page after page. It's about a father and son whose lives are intertwined through disconnected memories of the past and hopes of the future...

The last words of Halil pierced the middle-aged man's heart like a sword. An uneasy weight held down his left arm. A malignant numbness settled in his feet. He was just as tired as Halil, but he had a long trip ahead of him. His students waited for him, and he was the son of a teacher. He put the note with its envelope back into his father's confidential folder, dropped the folder into the black suitcase along with the other folders on the table, and zipped the bag. When he walked down with two suitcases and his backpack, a grey morning was settling into the sky. He turned and looked at the apartment behind him as if to check the seventy-two hours he left behind, and walked toward his automobile. The neurons in his brain exploded like fireworks with the string of words, "Your son—Esin—Halil..." He thought the plot has been completed. "I hope I didn't disappoint you," he murmured. As long as he lived, he would keep his father in his memories, and let Akkuş, Süleyman, Muharrem, Esin, Halil, and Raziye live in his memories of his father. Most importantly, he would have the story of Akpınar Village Institute—the cherished home institution and alma mater of his father, built with the soil-scented hands of the children of peasantry who congregated in the foothills of Akdağ on a hot summer day in 1940—and it would live in his memory like a legendary tale. He realized that his father had been right one more time—life itself was nothing more than a plot...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781733752138
Publisher: Qwertyous
Publication date: 04/11/2019
Edition description: March 2019 Edition
Pages: 396
Sales rank: 718,587
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.89(d)

About the Author

A. Yavuz Oruc writes about technical and literary subjects with the same passion. Trained as an electrical engineer, he draws a parallel between writing lasting novels and building durable systems. He thinks that both require creativity and attention to detail. His Turkish novel Ikinci Peron and its English edition Tomris is a case in point. The book is a historical fiction that sheds light to the early years of the Republic of Turkey by telling us the compelling story of a family struggling to cope with the irreversible transformation from the old to the new. A young girl is torn between the ideals of the new republic and the cultural and traditional values of her family, and struggles to make a life for herself. Historical nature of the story gives the novel its longevity while its breathtaking love story between two teachers of different ethnic origins that is cast in the impeccable landscape of Anatolia in a poetic and philosophical prose displays its creativity and attention to detail, and is a must read for anyone who appreciates a first class literary work.

Oruc holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and is a full professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland.

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